tire kicker

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tire kicker

1. One who examines or inspects a second-hand car or cars, often without really intending to buy anything. Primarily heard in Australia. This guy isn't a serious buyer, he's just a tire kicker.
2. One who wastes another's time. We need serious candidates for this position, so make sure to eliminate any tire kickers.
See also: kicker, tire
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These are not tire-kickers," observed Volvo CE Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Communications Dave Foster.
In show talk, that means fewer tire-kickers and more qualified buyers.
Connected cars are becoming by far the most demanded option from buyers with tire-kickers demanding rides that will keep them plugged into their digital devices.
Pre-qualified buyers and targeted exhibitors mean no wasted time with tire-kickers - just pure opportunity.
Now, Sarah Mazze, program manager at the Resource Innovation Group, is leading the tire-kickers through the maze of technical, financial and consumer issues to what, she says, is a good deal.
WORCESTER - A traffic jam of tire-kickers made their way to the DCU Center yesterday, site of the three-day Massachusetts International Auto Show.
As of mid-February, seven had sold between the two, and tire-kickers were buzzing all over their respective model homes.
Unlike the first many months, where there were only the real estate tire-kickers looking at the plant,g" "More recently, there has been legitimate interest on the part of more substantive companies and developers.
Through the last business hours of 2009, tire-kickers across Los Angeles cashed in on the last chance for a hefty federal tax write-off for buying new cars.
It's like open-source software adoption, it takes time for the tire-kickers to think it is safe enough," Adrian said.
It's unclear if the sluggish economy is going to have a negative impact on attendance, but what Vamos has already noticed is "that there are fewer tire-kickers.
led by economic development executive director Bruce Strapp will be reviewing public feedback this spring along with contacting some previous corporate tire-kickers who were weeded out of the city's earlier review processes for the waterfront property.
And, I know this is a cliche, those stores that did attend shows were serious buyers, not tire-kickers or window shoppers out for a little R&R.
Lead qualification to sift the tire-kickers from those really interested in buying is not as difficult as it used to be," says Martin Schneider, enterprise software analyst with The 451 Group.
The fee also helps separate the tire-kickers from the serious players.